nCentric closes deal with Seascape to supply cutting edge wireless technology
nCentric, known for its fast, reliable and more cost-effective broadband communications between rigs and vessels and onshore facilities, has entered into an exclusive partner agreement for the Netherlands with Seascape Subsea Technology
Seascape is specialized in the sales and manufacturing of underwater equipment and tools, with his own brand Novasub. This includes a wide range of products like CCTV systems, diver radios & control units, cameras, lighting, cables, diver umbilicals, diver airpanels and diver containers.
Seascape, the independent provider of subsea equipment rental, sales and services to the offshore industry has signed this exclusive agreement with nCentric Europe based in Belgium.
The deal will see Seascape supply seamless video streaming and data transmissions for large-scale, wireless dynamic mesh networks from its offices in the Netherlands.
Marc Vereecken, Sales Manager EMEA at nCentric said: “The combination of Seascape products together with nCentric technology is a perfect match and will provide our customers turnkey solutions when it comes to wireless data or video transmissions between multiple assets. Today, most communications from oil and gas platforms, in wind farms or in dredging operations depend on expensive satellite links. The nCentric technology delivers a cost effective, efficient and reliable wireless network in large, hard-to-reach geographical areas as an alternative to these satellite links. “
The nCentric technology, in combination with the Seascape products, can be used to monitor offshore operations, increase communication and visibility and can relay high definition footage from Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) in real-time. The system can be configured remotely and can be monitored from an onshore location, reducing the number of people required offshore and limiting downtime.
nCentric’s technology was a key component in the clean-up operation following the Deep Water Horizon disaster in 2010. By using nCentric’s communication node on board eight vessels, crews were able to stream more than 10 live ROV video images to the offshore command centre as well as between one another and create a reliable communication link.
“Harsh offshore conditions combined with remote and isolated locations means that communication lifelines are increasingly important to manage fleet and vessel operations as well as maintain crew safety. The need to implement secure, fast and reliable communications systems to monitor activity and track production is a vital part of any offshore operation.”
Marc Vereecken, sales manager for nCentric said: “By developing our own patented products and solutions, nCentric has a strong competitive advantage both in terms of technology and pricing compared to other telecommunication companies in the market. “
“Working in partnership with Seascape, we can specifically address the overall communication requirements of platforms, vessels and other assets operating in remote areas, providing high bandwidth and low latency communication solutions that result in more efficient and safer operations.”, Marc Vereecken continues.